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I'm contemplating keeping my paid for 2005 SL65 AMG Mercedes over the 2012 Jeep SRT8 that I have on order (stuck in ramp compare inventory).

604hp/738 ft-lb of torque in the AMG.

What would you do? Tough call, both great cars. I have a feeling the Jeep will be nicer on the interior though, but another $60k and 7 years newer.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:23 PM
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

well the nav and such is slightly old in the amg (my dad had a 05 E55), so the interior will be an upgrade. The question is, what are you looking to get out of your car? Both are freeway monsters, but one more "utility-based" and the other is a drop-top 60-1XX mph faster than most cars out there.
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

The 2005 amg seems out of date to me with the advances Mercedes has now.

I've driven the SL65 and liked it a lot, my dad had an sl500, and they were the best car i've driven until the V coupe... Hard to top the power the 65 has, but I think its strongest point is at the top end..

A 2 seat conv. over an SUV.... I wouldn't compare them. Your benz is paid for, over $100k msrp and it would be half that if you sold it. I'd say keep it, drive it on nice days....
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

poor guy....I feel for you! LOLOLOLOLOL
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

Real tough call man. Both awesome, the Jeep obviously will have the new car smell and refinement although im sure if you keep your Benz nice its prob in awesome shape still. Benz will certainly be faster and more fun to drive Id say although form all reviews the new Jeep seems to be a monster.

I think decider is how much utility do you need? Do you go places with heavy snow or slightly offroad or tow or carry more than 2 people or luggage? If yes to any of these then obviously you want the Jeep. If its just a daily threat you use by yourself and dont really go anywhere that requires an SUV then keep your Benz.

Just comes down to need and use Id say, both sweet rides so you cant lose one way or another.
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

yea its hard to compare an SUV with a 2 seater, but I dont really need an SUV, its just nice to have for those few times you need it. I'm leaning towards the jeep because its new and something I've been looking forward to, im a car enthusiast so I really don't care about the name on a car if its a benz, jeep or kia (ok maybe not kia)... I actually prefer the jeep as its more of a mainstream brand.

The SL 65 cost me about $65k when I bought it so price isn't much different than the Jeep... right now I feel myself sticking with the Jeep though
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

Tough life decisions of the rich. lolll
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

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Tough life decisions of the rich. lolll
not quite. just someone who spends way to much on cars, but you only live once right?
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

Right! Keep it and buy the jeep!
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Re: 2005 SL65 AMG vs. WK2 SRT8

Not in the same class to even compare it. Keep the AMG
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not quite. just someone who spends way to much on cars, but you only live once right?
So true so true i want to trade in my jeep for an s5 so bad....!
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Right! Keep it and buy the jeep!
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